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Terry Marks is principal of tmarks, a multidisciplinary creative firm
in Seattle, Washington. The firm seeks to power and guide forces for
good, championing great ideas with strategy, design, interactive, film
Marks’s work has been recognized nationally by Print, Communication
Arts, Critique, HOW, Neenah Papers, Potlatch Papers
and more. Mr.Crumbly Dreams a Tiger, a book which he wrote and
illustrated, was selected as one of the ten “Perfect 10” projects in a
national competition sponsored by HOW magazine.
He authored Color Harmony: Layout (Rockport Publishers) and
contributed to Three Feasts, a collaboration with chef Erik
Cannella, Rule29 design and O’Neill Printing. Additionally, he will
author and design the forthcoming Good Design: Deconstructing Form,
Function and What Makes Design Work (Rockport Publishers).
Tmarks serves nonprofit efforts including the LINK art outreach
program in Seattle and ASTAR, an organization that provides diagnosis
and treatment for the lives of people and families affected by autism
spectrum disorders. He co-chaired the Oodles of Doodles for Your Noodle
project, an award-winning activity book for hospitalized and seriously
ill children for the Art With Heart foundation.
Marks regularly speaks on creativity, design and inspiration to
dozens of organizations around the United States, including the HOW
Conference, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the ICON Illustration
Conference, The Ad Club, the Art Directors Club and numerous
universities and schools.
This month marks two fairly important milestones in my life. Within the next 30 days I will celebrate both my 30th birthday and my eight-year
anniversary at The Coca-Cola Company. I tell you this because it means one thing: I’ve been doing a lot of thinking.
Section: Tools and Resources -
personal essay, INitiative, in-house design
The week’s best design stories (and general musings) to see you through the weekend.
Section: Inspiration -
Has the Right Hand Lost its Cunning?
A few months ago, I had occasion to interview Tunuku Varadarajan of the Wall Street Journal who is responsible for assigning both articles and illustrations on the op-ed page about how he commissions. He said that he often simply asks the illustrator to “make a subject look
Section: Why Design -
Voice, illustration, print design
Can branding by any other name smell sweet? Caplan gets a sour taste (and smell) from all this branding consciousness.
Section: Inspiration -
Voice, branding, design thinking
Measure Me Stick
Studio 1 a.m.
Christian Dior temporary store
Where I Work: Jon Sherman of Flavor Paper
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Color does matter, especially to the bottom line.
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Video: AIGA Medalist Stefan Sagmeister